A Successful conclusion of the ICRAGSD-2023 International Conference
International Conference on Recent Advances on Green and Sustainable Developments (ICRAGSD-2023)
was hosted on 6th -8th September, 2023, at the Akal University campus. The conference was held in hybrid mode, with more than 300 participants worldwide. The conference was initiated by the Green Chemistry Network Center Chapter, Akal University, with the collaboration of multiple organizations with a national and international presence.
This conference was a part of the Centennial Jubilee Year Celebration (Shatabdi Mahotsav) of the Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata
The Organizers of the ICRAGSD-2023
It was a three-day conference convened by Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry Dr. Bubun Banerjee. Dr. Davinder Singh graced the inaugural ceremony with his presence. He emphasized the significance of value-based and experiential education and how Akal University is approaching achieving its goal. He congratulated the Akal campus for this landmark achievement with the organization of the International Conference.
Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Gurmail Singh highlighted the significance of ICRAGSD-2023 in building sustainable development. He further assured futuristic projects with international associations while acknowledging the vast possibilities of such projects.
In collaboration with
- Green Chemistry Network Center, DU Royal Society of Chemistry, London
- Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata
- Eternal University, Baru Sahib, HP
- Synthetic Communications (journal published by Taylor and Francis)
- Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- De Gruyter, Germany
- DRDO, New Delhi, India
Aim and Objectives of the Conference
To protect our Mother Nature from the ever-increasing chemical pollutants scientists are restlessly developing/modifying chemical processes to make them sustainable.
The international conference aimed to extend the expert experience and suggestions among the participants for a sustainable and eco-conscious future. Today’s rapid industrialization and high-tech advancements are adversely impacting the environment. Such unsustainable interventions are causing a threat to the carrying capacity of the earth. Here, academia has a huge capability to raise awareness and outline the required actions to ensure sustainability.
Under this purview, interactions with distinguished scientists might brought opportunity to learn many new things of today’s research. With this aims and objective in mind, it was a three days event on “International Conference on Recent Advances on Green and Sustainable Developments (ICRAGSD-2023)”.
Day 1 of ICRAGSD
ICRAGSD is characterized by the attendance of scholars, experts, and students from different countries, including Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, and the USA. Prof. Rakesh K. Sharma from Delhi University presided over the beginning session. Prof. Paul Anastas, Father of Green Chemistry, enriched the event with his presence. Distinguished Professor John C. Warner from the University of Yale, USA, was present there. The entire seminar hall was filled with expert experience and critical insights. BC Ranu, SC Amita, and Professor BK Banik shared their invaluable views on the ongoing discourse.
Prof Paul Anastar and Prof. John. C. Warner
Day 2 – Specifications
On the second day of the conference, almost 15 scholars from the distinctive fields of chemical sensitivity, medicine, and bio-fertilizers shared their expertise. Professor Bimal Krishna Banik from Saudi Arabia presented his studies on green chemistry and removing cancer cells from infected bodies. Professor Akhilesh Kumar Verma, an eminent researcher from Delhi University, outlined the future of the medical field in the context of green chemistry. Professor BC Ranu, from Kolkata, elaborated on methods of synthesizing bioactive substances through the ball milling technique. Professor GS Kapoor from Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi, has discussed various aspects of India’s journey towards net zero emission technology.
Professor Rakesh Kumar Mahajan from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, explained the chemical sensitivity as the event proceeded. Professor Sudeep K. Das from Kolkata talked about environmental cleanliness and its necessity. Professor Satnam Singh from Thapar University of Patiala has delineated the receptivity of new substances obtained from natural sources.
The sessions of this second day were graced by Prof. Vinod K Tiwari from Banaras Hindu University and Dr. Dalif Kumar Maiti from Kolkata University. Dr. Indranail Chatterjee from IIT Ropar. Prof. Swapandeep Singh Chimney from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Prof. Dr. Rajasekhar Reddy from Vellore, Dr. Varinder Singh from Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, and Dr. Devalina Roy from Amethi Noida. These experts also shared their research insights on the forum. The various sessions were chaired by Prof. Anil K Singh, Prof. Basudev Basu, Prof. Vinod K Tiwari, and Prof. Akhilesh K. Verma.
Day 3 – Closing Ceremony
On 8 September, the conference concluded, and all the participants enthusiastically attended.
The activities of day 3 were divided into four sessions, in which 13 expert scholars delivered their expertise on the platform.
The first session was chaired by Professor GS Kapoor from Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi.
The second session was chaired by Professor Bimal Krishna Banik, and the third was presided over by Sudeep K. Das from Kolkata.
The final session was handled by Professor Sardar Patel, University of Gujrat. Expert Anil K. Singh highlighted the prospects regarding the chemicals. Amit Chakraborty talked about the experiments that can be applied with the water. Srikanta B. Jonalgada explained the investigations of catalysts in green chemistry. Basudeb Basu reported on the properties of graphene-based catalysts. Senior Chairman of Sun Pharmaceutical Limited, Gurgaon, Dr. Mohan Prasad, talked about green chemistry concerning the industrial sector. Gautam Brahmachari explained the properties and methods of use of coumarin-based ingredients in the context of green chemistry. After that, J. Nagendra Babu discussed the absorption capacity of fertilizers. Kamal Kapoor addressed the relevance of green chemistry in the medical field.
Apart from this, Rakesh Kumar, Dr. Deepak Salanke, and Amit Sharma were present from the esteemed institutes of India.
At the closing ceremony of the ICRAGSD-2023, the honorable Vice Chancellor congratulated all the attendees and the organizing committee. He discussed future collaborations since such events provide global visibility to disseminate the information. It was a landmark achievement for our university.
Dr. Bubun Banerjee delivered a heartfelt vote of thanks to all present dignitaries and participants.
Listening to the expert views and experiences of eminent scholars and professors was a liberating experience for the participants. ICRAGSD-2023 addressed several contemporary challenges and proposed relevant solutions from their hard-earned studies.